On "What would it be like to have been born someone else", how does
this differ from "What is it like to be a bat?"

Presumably Jonathon Colvin would argue that this latter question is
meaningless, unless immaterial souls existed.

I still find it hard to understand this argument. The question "What
is it like to be a bat?" still has meaning, but is probably
unanswerable (although Dennett, I notice considers it answerable,
contra Nagel!)


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